Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] User Interface proposals

On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 9:15 PM, Ronan Jouchet <ronan jouchet fr> wrote:
Hello Rhythmboxers,

I just switched to RB 2.95 and love it, but I was disappointed to see the UI remained largely unchanged since 0.x. Then, one line of the NEWS file intrigued me: "First steps in redesigning some parts of the UI that sorely need it".

Which made me think that now could be a good moment to make a few UI proposals, since there seem to be some momentum. I summed up these proposals in a wiki page:

Thank you for doing this.  It's a very nice detailed analysis and I appreciate it.  A couple of things:

1)  It would be best to get Jonathan's take on the UI.  Without the maintainer involved it will be hard to get a lot of the changes.  I would prefer to see understand where RB is going to go from his perspective as is proper.  He may or may not have a roadmap on the UI.

2) Secondly, UI design should go through #gnome-design on IRC if we want to make it into a proper GNOME 3 app that fits with the GNOME 3 design.

Also check the which has some designs already on a music player.  The problem with that design is that it seems to be applicable to a collection of files in a directory eg ~/Music.  I'm not quite big on that as $HOME tends to grow quite big and being able to use a separate partition that could possibly on a shared disk might be a better idea.


I guess some of these proposals were already discussed, and maybe a few of them have entries in Bugzilla. That's OK, feel free to edit the page (or point me here to the discussion / results of the discussion and I'll update it). Of course, if you have other ideas about the interface, just add them to the wiki page.
Once I have some feedback here I'll file the bugs considered relevant into Bugzilla.

Finally, as mentioned in the page, I'm trying to implement a few of my proposals, but am still very new to both C and the Rhythmbox codebase, so please consider this as a humble proposal without any commitment to future patches. While my proposals are not working patches, I hope they can help to bring Rhythmbox forward :)

Thanks for your attention, and thanks for already making 2.9 rock!
Good day.

Ronan Jouchet
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